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November 6, 2013

UNC researchers win drug-discovery awards from pharmaceutical giant...

GlaxoSmithKline drug-discovery competition winners aim to find a new cancer therapy and a novel way to regulate male fertility, projects spearheaded by scientists at the UNC School of Medicine.

Awards, Cancer, Fertility, Pharmacology, Research

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Illustration of a DNA helix.

December 19, 2012

Gene therapy cocktail shows promise in long-term clinical trial for...

This form of gene therapy was created and developed at the UNC School of Medicine. The treatment uses a virus (adeno-associated virus, or AAV) as a “viral vector” meticulously tailored to enter the brain and safely switch good genes for bad.

Clinical Trials, Gene Therapy, Treatment

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Thomas Kash

September 4, 2012

Heavy drinking rewires brain, increasing susceptibility to anxiety ...

After chronic alcohol exposure, mice are unable to control a learned fear response, shedding light on the link between alcoholism and anxiety problems like post-traumatic stress disorder.

Mental Health, Research, Substance Abuse

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March 21, 2012

Structure of ‘Salvia’ receptor solved

A research team has determined the structure of the kappa-opioid receptor — site of action of the widely abused hallucinogen Salvia divinorum – solving longstanding scientific mysteries and offering new insights for treating drug addiction, chronic pain and depression.

Genetics, Research, Substance Abuse

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A high-content screen with mouse primary cortical neurons identified several topoisomerase I and II inhibitors (white flurries covering pink neuron) that unsilence the paternal copy of Ube3a. Illustration by Janet Iwasa.

December 21, 2011

UNC study could lead to a treatment for Angelman syndrome

An interdisciplinary team of UNC scientists say they have found a way to “awaken” the paternal allele of Ube3a, which could lead to a potential treatment strategy for AS. Their results were published online by the journal Nature.

Chronic Illness, UNC Stories

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R. Jude Samulski

November 30, 2011

Clinical trial for muscular dystrophy demonstrates safety of custom...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that it is safe to cut and paste together different viruses in an effort to create the ultimate vehicle for gene therapy.

Clinical Trials, Genetics, Treatment

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Channing Der

July 13, 2011

Channing Der and Yue Xiong receive 2011 Battle Distinguished Cancer...

The Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, established in 2007 by the Battle Foundation of Rocky Mount, recognizes exceptional cancer research at the UNC School of Medicine and comes with a $25,000 prize for each awardee.

Awards

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